The Interactive Tour of Tasmania
Tasmania, located southeast of mainland Australia, is a major tourist attraction due to its diverse and spectacular scenery, unspoilt wilderness and heritage. This tour is designed to give you a brief guide to Tasmania, providing you with a taste of some of this scenery and the attractions which this Australian state offers.

Each region of Tasmania is described briefly below. You may tour Tassie methodically, hop from place to place, or use the search tool to locate specific information. This is your tour - proceed as you wish!

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This unique section of the Tour introduces you to some of the many native Tasmanian animals and plants. Click the Tasmanian Devil to begin your Tour with the Tasmanian flora and fauna page!

Tasmania's north-west coast is one of the state's most prosperous farming areas and a popular tourist destination. The rich, volcanic soil is ideal for the major agricultural activities - vegetable growing, prime beef and dairy cattle.

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Tasmania's north-east is known for its quality timber and grazing land. Several historic sites evidence the role mining played in Tasmania's history. Launceston, the second-largest city in Tasmania, is on the north coast's Tamar River.

The east coast is known to have the finest weather in Tasmania, and is often called ``Tasmania's Suncoast.'' It has white sandy beaches, popular national parks, convict ruins and fishing ports which can serve as a base for diving and sea fishing.

The historic Tasman Peninsula is a ``must see'' for visitors to Tasmania. Along with the Port Arthur convict ruins, the area has museums, a popular wildlife park and several spectacular natural features.

The most populous region of the state, the south has many bushland areas and natural wonders. Hobart, Tasmania's state capital is in the south-east and boasts historic buildings as well as proximity to regional attractions.

Western Tasmania is known for its mineral and wilderness value. South-west Tasmania has some of the most pristine and beautiful wilderness in the world, rewarding bushwalkers as well as more leisurely tourists with spectacular sights.

The lakes and mountains of the central highlands are a popular destination, offering superb fishing and camping. The midlands is a prime wool-producing area, and Tasmania's major highway passes by many historic towns.

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